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Is it Time to Upgrade WordPress? — 2 Comments

  1. Lesa, I’m running WordPress 3.1.2 (not too old) on my site. The reason I haven’t updated to the latest version is fear that the theme or a plugin I’m using is not compatible with it. Why fix something that isn’t broken?

    Your point about leaving the website open to security flaws does, however, concern me. Thanks to you, I no longer have the excuse of using an old theme. My husband upgraded my site to the Weaver theme you recommended, and it looks great. I use fairly popular plugins, so they’re unlikely to be a problem. In any case, I can easily check their compatibility before upgrading WordPress.

    In other words, the apprehension I’ve been feeling about upgrading is not really justified 🙂

    • Your site looks great, Maria. Weaver is a great theme. Glad you like it. And you’ll never have to worry about it being compatible with the latest version of WP. The developer really keeps on top of that stuff.

      When it comes to upgrading WordPress, the best plan is to simply stay current. That way, you are less likely to run into those potential compatibility issues. With most of the other software that you use in your business, there’s a financial cost associated with upgrading which can be a deterrent, but that isn’t the case with WordPress. So, it’s usually our own fears (or simple inattention) that keep us from doing that necessary upgrade.

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